Kindertransport

Olga Levy Drucker

Henry Holt and Co.

Download Image Olga Levy Drucker Kindertransport

Available Formats

BookeBook
Mama and I climbed aboard. I waved to Papa until he was only a tiny speck in the distance. The train turned the curve, and he was gone.

The powerful autobiographical account of a young girls' struggle as a Jewish refugee in England from 1939-1945.

Connect with the Author

Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Book Excerpts

Read an Excerpt

  1MY HOUSE“Why is there a tree on top of the house?”It was winter 1932, and I was standing with my parents in the mud where a street was going to be. I pointed up at the wooden scaffolding around a three-story house. The house looked to me as if it were climbing up the side of the hill. Vineyards still grew behind it. The roof of the house was flat, and a small spruce tree seemed to be sprouting from its top. To the tree was tied a red rag that waved merrily in the cold wind, like a flag.My brother Hans came bounding out from somewhere in back, bursting with excitement.

Read the full excerpt

Back

Reviews

Praise for Kindertransport

"One of the World War II reminiscences that middle school readers will devour." --School Library Journal

"Memorable and moving." --Publishers Weekly

"An autobiographical account--compelling in its authentic details--of the author’s WWII years as a Jewish refugee in England." --Kirkus Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Olga Levy Drucker

Olga Levy Drucker was born in Germany in 1927, but her life was disrupted by the events in Europe in the 1930s. Her mother arranged for her to be part of the Kindertransport, through which 10,000 Jewish children were sent to live with English families. After World War II, she made her way to New York, in 1945, where she was reunited with her family.

Olga Levy Drucker

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

Kindertransport
Olga Levy Drucker

Award

American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
October 1995
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805042511
ISBN10: 0805042512
Young Adult Nonfiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 160 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 690L
AR Quiz Number: 105991 EN
AR Book Level: 5.6
AR Points: 9

$11.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
April 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429997966
ISBN10: 1429997966
Young Adult Nonfiction146 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$9.26
Back

From The Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back